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Kasich's Police Advisory Board Creates Draft Standards

Members of the advisory board will need to create a use-of-force database for officers statewide.

An advisory panel on police and community relations has developed drafts of standards on use of deadly force and on law enforcement recruitment and hiring. The drafts say police would be permitted to use deadly force only when officers are defending themselves or other people from serious injury or death.

And the proposed standards also say law enforcement agencies should hire qualified individuals and create diverse workforces. Department of Public Safety director John Born says agency heads will be responsible for ensuring compliance at the state level, with communities taking the lead at the local level.

“Obviously everyone has someone that they’re accountable to and the community is obviously an integral partner in this – making sure that those law enforcement agencies comply with the state minimum standards,” Born said. 

The Ohio Collaborative on Community-Police Advisory Board was created by Gov. John Kasich – another panel connected to Attorney General Mike DeWine has been working on police training.